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One new COVID-19 death, 70 new cases confirmed in Winona County

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One new COVID-19 death and 70 new cases were confirmed in Winona County between Thursday at 4 a.m. and Friday at 4 a.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Health Monday.

The new death was a resident between 60 and 64 years old.

The county’s totals are now up to 7,413 positive cases and 59 deaths, as of Friday.

Winona County’s vaccination rate has reached 62.1% of the entire population who has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 58.5% who has received a full series.

For more information about COVID-19 in Winona County and Minnesota as a whole, visit health.state.mn.us.

COLLECTION: Winona residents sound off about mask mandate & council vote

Winona residents have been sounding off about the mask mandate and whether city council should have rejected it. Here are letters we have published so far along with our coverage of the mandate and rejection. 

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I would like to express my disappointment and disgust over the city council overturning the city wide mask mandate. There is absolutely no inh…

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For the last few weeks the Covid-19 infection rate in Winona County has been higher than nearby counties. Thanks to the recklessness of four W…

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The height of hypocrisy is having a public meeting to make an informed decision on a current public health concern, then ignoring the research…

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My compliments to Mayor Sherman for his gutsy mask mandate attempt. Nice try!

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Thank you, Mayor Sherman, and Councilwomen Eyden and Moeller, for putting people before profits and data before dollars when voting to support…

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What a disappointing vote by the Council, which denies us a greater protection against the Delta variant.

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A letter in the Winona Daily News on Saturday, August 28, has the author citing the April 21, 2020, issue of the Journal of American Medical A…

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The Winona City Council decided Friday morning to rescind the mask mandate that was put in place by Mayor Scott Sherman Wednesday and enacted …

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Masks are now required while indoors in public spaces in the city of Winona.

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Winona mayor Scott Sherman wants to remind people the importance of wearing masks and getting vaccinations — or else mandates may come back in…

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